TechTarget News - Week of Oct 29, 2017

Heathrow to probe leak of security files

Heathrow is investigating how and why files containing security information were stored without any protection on a USB stick found by a member of the public

EU may struggle to prove cyber attack links, warns expert

EU governments are reportedly planning to respond to cyber attacks as an act of war, but a cyber security expert says links to nation states may be hard to prove

Messaging apps a growing business security risk, study shows

Businesses should introduce urgent policy changes to catch up with the reality of employees’ use of messaging apps, which is a growing security risk, say security researchers

Ethernet switch market trends show 40 GbE losing share

The global Ethernet switch market grows, according to IHS Markit, while ThousandEyes focuses on device health and network visibility. Riverbed and Teneo team up on new service.

Bad Rabbit ransomware data recovery may be possible

Security researchers found a way to recover data locked by the Bad Rabbit ransomware without paying, and others said money might not have been the driver of the attacks.

SAP opens Leonardo Centre in India

New facility in Bangalore will showcase the software giant’s Leonardo portfolio of machine learning, analytics and blockchain capabilities to organisations in the Asia-Pacific region

Shell makes $200m saving with virtual learning environment

Royal Dutch Shell has saved hundreds of millions by replacing field trips with interactive training that allows employees to interact with geological formations from their computer screen

NotPetya tops list of worst ransomware attacks

NotPetya, WannaCry and other ransomware have caused unprecedented damage to businesses, infrastructure and users, say threat researchers

NHS to get open source API lab

NHS Digital plans on launching an API lab before the end of the year, with the goal accelerating development of interoperability in health and social care

ONUG conference: SD-WAN and automation continue to grow

The 2017 ONUG conference focused on new uses for SD-WAN, the development of standards and offered a sneak peek into emerging technologies, like containerization and automation.

NHS England on the hunt for new CCIO

NHS England is looking for a chief clinical information officer to replace Keith McNeil, who resigned from his role earlier this year

Silence banking Trojan highlights password weakness

The Silence banking Trojan that has hit at least 10 financial institutions has once again highlighted the weakness of using username and password combinations to access accounts

Global finance regulation body recommends monitoring AI’s use

Finance firms must keep a close eye on artificial intelligence, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that supports financial services regulators

Society needs to work together to gain control of cyber space

Cyber space is influencing human development and behaviour, but no one is in control and it will take a collective effort to ensure the cyber effect is more positive than negative, says cyber psychology expert

SAVE Act attempts to bolster election security

Two senators introduced a bipartisan election security bill called the SAVE Act, which aims to improve voting infrastructure and harden state systems against attack.

Singapore taps AI in industry transformation

City-state will develop a national corpus of audio and text files that will enable applications such as chatbots to understand local accents, among a raft of measures to boost artificial intelligence adoption

Third-party cyber security failures cost businesses the most

Third-party cyber security failures are costing businesses the most – up to £1.5m – as security budgets shrink, a study by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals

Monique Shivanandan leaves Aviva

CIO has left the insurance company after more than three years in the role

What endpoint security systems do companies need?

This week, bloggers look into advances in endpoint security systems, achieving greater functionality with AirCheck G2 and the continued role of the command-line interface in an API era.

Go beyond GDPR for a competitive edge

By exceeding the bare minimum requirements set by privacy regulations, businesses can win customers by offering greater assurances, says a business adviser

Certificate authority business undergoes major changes

News roundup: Comodo and Symantec sales signal important changes in the certificate authority business. Plus, an Oracle vulnerability gets a CVSS score of 10.0, and more.

Researchers hack iOS 11 at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017

Security researchers competing at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 used multiple vulnerabilities to hack iOS 11 in order to execute code and win prizes.

Riverbed SteelCentral update bodes well for partner Teneo

Riverbed unveiled enhancements to its SteelCentral technology, which forms the basis of partner Teneo's managed visibility-as-a-service offering; other news from the week.

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